At various times in history colonies of Jews have gone to China and lived there. In China they have never been persecuted. This story takes place at the period over a century ago, when the Chinese had accepted the Jews, and when, indeed, most Jews had come to think of themselves as Chinese. To-day even the memory of their origin is gone. They are Chinese.
Used availability for Pearl S Buck's The Bondmaid
December 1949 : UK Hardback
August 1968 : UK Paperback